Packers Sign $42 Million Contract with Mike Daniels
Green Bay Packers and Mike Daniels have agreed to a 4-year and $42 million dollar contract, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
GB's Mike Daniels signs 4-year, $42M extension, including $22M in first 15 months, $12 million SB, per source. Now 3rd highest paid 3-4 DE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 14, 2015
The contract includes $22 million in first 15 months and $12 million Super Bowl Bonus.
Daniels will be the third highest paid 3-4 defensive end, according to Schefter.
Daniels, who was drafted out of the University of Iowa in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) by the Packers with the first of two fourth-round selections in 2012, has started every game since the start of the 2014 season. His 16 sacks since the start of the 2013 season are the second most on the Packers behind LB Clay Matthews’ 24.
Through 12 games this season, Daniels leads the defensive line in tackles (56) and ranks No. 2 on the team in both quarterback hits (12) and pressures (19). He has also recorded four sacks and a forced fumble.
In 2014, Daniels started all 16 games for the first time in his career and set career highs in both tackles (69) and solo tackles (42). Last season, he led the team in quarterback hits (19) and pressures (22). Daniels’ 5.5 sacks in ’14 were the second most of his career behind the 6.5 he registered in 2013.